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grapes. usually people peel the grapes. >> they slide down easier. >> and then in the philippine s things like sticky rice and eating long noodles so you have a long life. >> i love that. >> and opening all your doors and windows so that the good luck comes in and then jumping high so you'll grow tall and have a high life. a lot of great traditions all around the world. >> try all the traditions at once and have good health and happine happiness. >> or we can just have a glass of champagne. >> very interesting, to say the least. you can spend the final hours of 2012 and beginning of 2013 with anderson cooper and cath ay griffin. that is always fun to watch. kathy griffin and anderson cooper together, you can't beat it. >>> two parent face a financial hurdle as they prepare for their infant daughter's surgery. that's when an officer steps in to help. our affiliate kotv is in albuquerque with the story. >> reporter: the afternoons have been more than chilly in albuquerque lately. on thursday around 4:30 p.m., it was about 35 degrees and someone called the cops when they noticed a couple pan
for the philippines and making trouble for the vietnamese being uher is tiff -- being assertive in what they consider their territorial waters. many think it is international waters. it is a scare yes, sir place. there is -- scarier place, and there is disorder in the world. >> and the middle east. there is so much concern about the arab spring a year ago. a lot less promising now. >> sure, you have the problems in egypt which is a difficult transition. libya, we obviously know what happened there at benghazi and a country that is unstable. even tunisia isn't doing that well. when you have crisis and chaos there isn't an opportunity for american leadership. what you would need is a president who would have the grand strategy for what do i want to see happen in the world in the next four years and how am i going to get there? >> the strategy seems to be america withdrawal and retreat in the world. we are r going to cut the gash and the defense budget and we are pulling out of afghanistan. we are already out of iraq. we have add do indicated doing anything in syria. the message around the world is tha
, the philippines in asia. where these forces working with the philippines and colombians over number of years were able to really address those security threats successfully. i think there's a large consensus forming in a special operations community that is the wave of the future. rather than ask for more money, the things they would need to really improve and perfect this capability can be done with a shifting of some resources internally and that requires -- and not require huge expenditures. the key is working through these other forces. it has been tried to some degree in places like pakistan, yemen, in afghanistan, there's a big effort over the last couple years training village defense forces. there also train afghan special forces and working with special police units. so that is all getting afghans ready to secure their own country. host: back to the peace from foreign affairs because you have quoted a key player in all this, retired army general stanley mcchrystal in which he talks about drones and special operations, which moved the speed of war. can you eexplain? guest: that phrase he
. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. >>> emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from abo
countries like bangladesh and the philippines and charged exorbitant fees to travel to their work sites often misled about where they're going, what that are salaries will be and what their living conditions will be like. frequently their passports are confiscated so they cannot in fact return home, even if they're able to scrape together the money to make that journey. this kind of human trafficking is no less than modern-day slavery, subsidized by our government with taxpayer money. it's reprehensible. but for me, the number-one issue here is the safety of our american troops on these bases. that safety is compromised if our bases are filled with unauthorized, potentially unsafe foreign workers. and that's why i introduced the end trafficking in government contracting act of treft which provides the -- of 2012 which provides the most comprehensive approach taken. it is bipartisan legislation which now is included in the bill which passed the senate last week and i'm hopeful will be retained in conference and signed into law soon, with strong bipartisan support from my colleague, senat
the first filipina judge, man or woman, to sit on the federal bench. so the great nation of the philippines, which contributes so many immigrants and then citizens to our country, can be very proud that miss schofield has risen to this high post once she's confirmed. in conclusion, i believe she'll make a terrific judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president
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